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Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden begins with a look at the $10 billion Senate deal announced on 4/4/2022 that would repurpose money from Small Business Administration programs such as the Economic Injury Disaster Loans and the State Small Business Credit Initiative. Other topics include updates on current government pandemic relief programs, and small business recovery opportunities.

Kelly is joined by Troy Hightower, principal of TDH Associates International, and Chloe Doyle, Equity Manager and Small Business Liaison for Caltrans District 6 that covers Kern, Tulare, Kings, Madera, and Fresno counties. They discuss the ins and outs of doing business with the government, potential opportunities for small business owners and their companies to provide products and services, and how to become ‘contract ready.’

This marks the 108th in the weekly “Webinar Wednesday” series that provides reopening and current pandemic relief updates on available federal, state, and local funding options, tax credit programs, employee programs, and other opportunities helpful to employers and business owners.

The SBDC provides free one-on-one consulting to help small business owners. New and existing businesses can sign up for assistance by clicking here!

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.